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ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z, Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge

Last response: in Overclocking
November 26, 2011 8:43:27 PM

I'm building my first desktop, mainly for music production some video editing and some gaming.
I've done a lot of research over the last couple days and I've decided that I'm going to go with the

ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z [...] 6813131759

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge [...] 6819115072

CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 [...] 6817139015

Is that a good combo so far?
with the maximus iv gene-z mobo, will i be able to add a nice video card? as well as adding sound card?
there is so much to choose from, but would be the rest of the parts to add to make this a good build? ram, ssd etc.

a b K Overclocking
November 27, 2011 12:44:55 AM

The link for th mobo is not working. If you are looking at the Z68 model ov the Maximus IV Gene-Z there is one caution: it does not allow you to use the native GPU on the intel chip so you have to get a video card.

Yes, it has pleanty of room for a video card and a sound card.
December 8, 2011 12:54:28 PM

Is this true?

So if I brought a 'ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z' and a 'Intel i5 2500k'. I would not be able to use the intergrated graphics of the intel chip?? The ASUS webiste says the following... "Intel® Z68 Express Chipset also supports iGPU function, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphic performance".